Coin Specifications

Category: Indian Head $10 (1907-1933)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 59,850
Catalog: KM-130
Obverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Reverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.72g
AGW: 0.4840oz
Melt Value: $654.46 (7/30/2016)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: 46 Raised Stars
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1908 S $10 MS obverse 1908 S $10 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: The mintage for this issue is quite low, but surprisingly several really incredible examples survive. The date is quite popular and is one of the more difficult coins to locate in mint state for the average collector. Many of the superb examples seen have deep splashes of copper toning. A few of the superb examples were found in the coins sold by the heirs of Virgil Brand to MTB in the early 1980s. The finest graded is certified MS 69 by NGC!


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/12/2016

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1908 S $10 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 850 875 925 1050 1175 1400 1600 2100 3200 4350 5500 8300 13750 18500 27500 38500 69000 135000 260000 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 796
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 69


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/21/1996 NGC VF 35   Heritage Auctions 1996 September Long Beach Sale #162, 162/Lot# 6660 $1,485.00
8/24/2008 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2575, 2575/Lot# 2495 $12,880.00
9/14/2008 NGC AU 58   Goldberg September 14-16, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 48/Lot# 1551 $2,300.00
11/5/2009 NGC XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 425, 431/Lot# 7688 $747.50
9/20/2010 PCGS MS 61   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 18602/Lot# 1321 $4,212.00
9/6/2012 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2012 September 6-9 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1174/Lot# 5026 $30,550.00
3/21/2013 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 March 21 -22 & 24 US Coin Signature Auction - Dallas Session(3), 1183/Lot# 4336 $3,525.00
12/22/2013 NGC AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 156023 $1,001.00
7/4/2014 PCGS AU 55   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3489, 6040/Lot# 21612 $1,615.63


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1908 S $10 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333838111013331505160917531843200925853661404859227543875994503840765798
3333281928118413901539165717831898220129433790467264627948898919102475370
00000011841390153916571783189822012943379046726462794889891910200
00000012581447157417051813195323933302391952977002835392192875400
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Grade: AU 53
Points: 1505
Owner: Carl Beeson
 
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